Conversation Topic Maintenance

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  1. Tired of searching for appropriate and fun social skills activities for older students? Then your speech and language students will love working on conversational exchanges, topic maintenance, body language, perspective taking, and more! LITTLE TO NO PREP REQUIRED! Your speech and language students
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Struggling to find age appropriate materials to practice conversational topic maintenance? Practice topic maintenance and keep conversations going with this fun activity! These no prep digital or printable task cards are fun, interactive, and perfect for working on pragmatic and social skills. It has 20 different topics to choose from and it can be easily adapted for students in elementary and middle school! Keep practicing those important social skills! Your students will be begging for more!

This resource features: 

★ Digital (boom cards)  AND Printable PDF Versions

★ 20 different conversation topics

★ Table of contents

★ Students determine how to begin each conversation with a question

★ Students keep the conversation going by choosing an answer, then another question, and so forth for 5 back and forth exchanges 

★ 3 choices to choose from for each question and answer

★ Answer Keys

Benefits of using this resource: 


★ Printable and digital version

★ Tons of opportunities to practice

★ Scaffolding to help students determine what they would use to keep the conversation going 

★ Perfect for mixed groups and life skills students

★ Perfect for students working on pragmatic or social skills on the conversation level

★ Can be used social distanced in person or virtually

Act It Out! Have students act out the conversations. Can they add to it and keep it going? Can they work together to make a list of more questions and answers related to the topic?

SLP’s like you said:

Joanne said, “My students absolutely loved this resource when we began talking about how to keep a conversation going. They loved all the topics to choose from. Can't wait to use this again with another group of students.” 

Colleen said, “This is a great no-prep resource.  It allows opportunities for role-play activities and allowing students to identify "what went wrong" in the conversation and identify ways to fix it.”

Jean said, “Getting students to maintain a conversation on a topic that they didn't select can be worse than pulling teeth -- this is a terrific resource with enough content to use across many sessions. Thanks!”


How should you use the digital version of this product?

Make sure to click the link in the preview to give this fun new technology a try!

★ Use with Boom Learning website or app!

★ Incorporate technology and keep your students motivated! Collect data and assess progress!

★ Digital PAPERLESS Self-Checking Boom Task Cards do not require printing, laminating, or cutting!

★ To use Boom Cards, YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT through Boom Learning. There are free and premium memberships.

→ Free accounts include the ability to:

❶ Generate student progress reports for 5 students

❷ Make up to 5 DIY decks

❸ Assign Boom Cards to unlimited students (without progress reports)


What's a BOOM CARD?

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Want to learn more about Boom cards and how you can use them in speech?

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Think vs Say Social Skills Boom Cards

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